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US government scrambles to limit damage from WikiLeaks

first_img Sunday 28 November 2010 9:54 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share WHISTLEBLOWER website WikiLeaks yesterday released a cache of classified documents that left the US government scrambling to limit the damage.The 250,000 US diplomatic cables, which have been sighted by newspapers around the world, provided candid views of foreign leaders and sensitive information on terrorism and nuclear proliferation.Reports say the documents show Saudi donors remain chief financiers of militant groups like al Qaeda and that Chinese government operatives have waged a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage targeting the United States and its allies.They also criticise UK military operations in Afghanistan and David Cameron before the general election. Yesterday the White House condemned WikiLeaks’ “reckless and dangerous action”, saying it could endanger lives and risk hurting relations with friendly countries.“When the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only US foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world,” said spokesman Robert Gibbs by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raider Show Comments ▼center_img US government scrambles to limit damage from WikiLeaks whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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888 selects de Kerckhove as senior independent director

first_imgPeople Tags: 888 Holdings 888 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 17th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Online operator 888 Holdings has announced today the appointment of Anne de Kerckhove as a senior independent director. 888 selects de Kerckhove as senior independent director Topics: People People moves Recruitment De Kerckhove has been involved with the company since November 2017, serving as a non-executive director and chair of the nominations committee. center_img 888 chairman Brian Mattingley – who himself is set to leave 888 and become Playtech’s new non-executive chairman in June – said: “With her extensive experience as an entrepreneur and investor, as well as her strong track record on the Board and its Committees, Anne is a real asset for 888 as it continues to grow and pursue its strategic objectives. Regions: UK & Ireland She is the current chief executive of commerce company Freespee, and has held senior roles at businesses including Iron Capital, Reed Elsevier and Inspired Gaming. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “I am delighted that she has agreed to take on the Senior Independent Director role.”last_img read more

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FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (FBC.zw)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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A conference to harness new technologies comes to Orlando

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference From Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonLast week, Orlando hosted the 2017 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) at the Orange County Convention Center. Considered to be the world’s largest Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T) event, this conference has celebrated over 5 decades of excellence in its program. This year’s program consisted of approximately 21 special events, over 20 highlighted activities, and over 140 technical papers, tutorials, and workshops.Orange County Commissioner Bryan NelsonThe program’s theme this year was “Harnessing new technologies to win in a complex world,” where it aimed to bring the latest technologies and concepts to the training community; the value of big data and big data analytics to improve human performance was the specific focus for the program this year. Bringing background data into the feedback for services can be used to hone skills in real time, provide an enhanced after-action review, and track skills and accomplishments over the lifetime of a warrior or first responder. In addition, big data can also provide digital analysis of best-of-breed training methods, and allow the services to reduce the time to train while contemporaneously improving outcomes.The conference began on Monday, November 27 with a congressional event highlighting the reshaped Modeling and Simulation Congressional Caucus led by Congresspersons Representatives Bobby Scott, Stephanie Murphy, Scott Taylor, and John Rutherford. Additionally, there was an opening session with General David Perkins, Commanding General of the Army Training and Doctrine Command and Don Ariel from Raydon Corporation, a significant influence in science-based virtual reality training for soldiers. Furthermore, on Wednesday, November 29, a special event featuring Admiral Bill Moran, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, took place in which Admiral Moran gave a keynote and then participated in a panel discussion with key Naval senior leaders from the training and acquisition communities.Other significant special events included discussions on cyber threats, cooperation between the test and training communities on co-use of simulation, cloud-based simulation services and opportunities for the use of big data analytics in support of improving training outcomes.This year’s program brought improvements in technology to better the attendee and exhibitor experience at the conference. The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) made adjustments to its Show Management app, where both attendees and exhibitors could digitally interact with the conference schedule and the “digital show floor”; attendees were able to “plan your show” by searching and sorting conference and show content in real time. In addition, the enhanced exhibitor profiles included highlights, videos and the ability to set up visits and interact with booth personnel.The Exhibit Hall included exhibitors presenting products from all different angles related to advancements and research in simulation, training, and technology. Examples of these exhibitors included but were not limited to aircraft manufacturers, and engineering companies and manufacturers; many of these companies overlapped in terms of their products (i.e. aircraft manufacturers improving and developing equipment for the military). Many of the exhibitors had shared products, research, and developments for improving training and simulation for use in the army, giving trainees a more real-life approach in applying their skills. Additionally, other exhibits had focused on simulation related to training in other areas, such as flying an aircraft and driving a vehicle. Furthermore, some exhibits shared products designed to benefit companies and industries. These products included but were not limited to 3-D mapping, the collection and organization of data, and image quality for video and photography. Lastly, some of the exhibits presented products and equipment designed to improve training for providing medical attention to wounded soldiers. It is important to note that each exhibit offered an opportunity for attendees to engage with the booth in a variety of ways, such as test-driving a simulation and training aircraft product or performing CPR on a mannequin with life-like injuries.Given the significant turnout of attendees at the event, with visitors and exhibitors expanding from within Orange County and outside the United States, the 5-day conference was a popular event following the week of the Thanksgiving holiday.Central Florida’s robust MS&T sector contributes more than $6 billion to Florida’s gross state product and directly employs more than 30,000 Floridians with an average annual salary of almost $79,000. The Central Florida Research Park, located next to the University of Central Florida, is the epicenter of the MS&T industry and fosters collaboration, cooperation, and partnership between academia, industry and government. The Central Florida Research Park is the home of the National Center for Simulation, founded in 1993.Thanks to the efforts of the MS&T Blue Ribbon Commission and its partners, the State of Florida has recognized the importance of the MS&T cluster’s presence in Central Florida and the industry statewide. Over the course of three years (2014-2016), state legislation appropriated $42 million to help the military commands at the Central Florida Research Park reduce their operating costs by moving out of leased space. This will save them millions of dollars annually. In addition to the Central Florida delegation, many other lawmakers championed the efforts to secure funding for this high-value, high-wage industry including Governor Rick Scott, former Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner, and Florida Representative Speaker Steve Crisafulli.Since 2015, Mayor Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation have hosted a highly attended annual conference to highlight the importance of the MS&T industry in Florida. Now in its third year, the Florida Simulation Summit showcases continuing progress, synergy and support for the industry in Central Florida and statewide.Orange County has also funded the Metro Orlando Defense Task Force (MODTF) over the last 3 years ($25,000 per year) to support their efforts. The MODTF’s actions were supported by the efforts of the Blue Ribbon Commission. TAGSOrange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleWant to help save 1 billion gallons of water? 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Solar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa

first_img United States Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBrooks + ScarpaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLos AngelesHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on November 22, 2010Cite: “Solar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa” 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?太阳伞 / Brooks + Scarpa是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89749/solar-umbrella-brooks-scarpa Clipboard Solar Umbrella / Brooks + ScarpaSave this projectSaveSolar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Marvin Rand+ 25 Sharecenter_img CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Solar Umbrella / Brooks + Scarpa Projects Photographs:  Marvin RandText description provided by the architects. Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella provides a contemporary reinvention of the solar canopy—a strategy that provides thermal protection in climates with intense exposures.  Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows the residence establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the new addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a total 1,900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century. More photographs, drawings, and project description after the break. Save this picture!© Marvin RandRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsEnergy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Consultant: Dr. John Ingersoll In establishing the program for their residence, which accommodates the couple and their one child chose to integrate into the design, principles of sustainability that they strive to achieve in their own practice. The architects carefully considered the entire site, taking advantage of as many opportunities for sustainable living as possible. Passive and active solar design strategies render the residence 100% energy neutral. Recycled, renewable, and high performance materials and products are specified throughout. Hardscape and landscape treatments are considered for their aesthetic and actual impact on the land. The residence elegantly crafts each of these strategies and materials, exploiting the potential for performance and sensibility while achieving a rich and interesting sensory and aesthetic experience. Taking advantage of the unusual through lot site condition, the addition shifts the residence 180 degrees from its original orientation. What was formerly the front and main entry at the north becomes the back as the new design reorganizes the residence towards the south. This move allows the architects to create a more gracious introduction to their residence and optimizes exposure to energy rich southern sunlight. A bold display of solar panels wrapping around the south elevation and roof becomes the defining formal expression of the residence. Conceived as a solar canopy, these panels protect the body of the building from thermal heat gain by screening large portions of the structure from direct exposure to the intense southern California sun. Rather than deflecting sunlight, this state of the art solar skin absorbs and tranforms this rich resource into usable energy, providing the residence with 100% of its electricity. Like many design features at the Solar Umbrella, the solar canopy is multivalent and rich with meaning—performing several roles for both functional, formal and experiential effect. Save this picture!© Marvin RandBy removing only one wall at the south, the architects maintain the primary layout of the existing residence. The original bungalow, which was tightly packed with program (kitchen, dining, living, two bedrooms and a bath) is joined by a sizable addition to the south, which includes a new entry, living area, master suite accommodations, and utility room for laundry and storage. The kitchen, which once formed the back edge of the residence, opens into a large living area, which in turn, opens out to a spacious front yard. An operable wall of glass at the living area delicately defines the edge between interior and exterior. An unbroken visual corridor is established from one end of the property to the other. Taking cues from the California modernist tradition, the architects conceive of exterior spaces as outdoor rooms. By creating strong visual and physical links between outside and inside, these outdoor rooms interlock with interior spaces, blurring the boundary and creating a more dynamic relationship between the two. The entry sequence along the western edge of the property further demonstrates this concept. A cast in place concrete pool provides a stong landscape element and defines the path to the front entry. Upon reaching the entry, the pool cascades into a lower tier of water that penetrates and interlocks with the geometry and form of the residence. In a move that reinvents the welcome mat, stepping stones immersed in the water create an initiatory rite of passage into the residence as the visitor is invited walk across water. The distinction between outside and inside is once again blurred. Save this picture!© Marvin RandThe master suite on the second level reiterates the strategy of interlocking space. Located directly above the new living area, up a set of floating, folded plate steel stairs, the bedroom strategically opens onto a deep covered patio which overlooks the garden. Conceptually reminiscent of R.M. Schindler’s Kings Road Residence, this patio extends the bedroom area outdoors, creating the sensation of a sleeping loft exposed to the exterior. This deep porch carves out an exterior space within the visual bounds of the building envelope and provides the front elevation with a distinctive character. What appears to be a significant area of the second floor is actually never enclosed but rather it is protected by the planes, which wrap around it. Save this picture!© Marvin RandA dynamic composition of interlocking solid and void creates a richly layered depth to the design. Transparency through the house allows views to penetrate from front to back. The structure appears to sit lightly upon the land. Formal elements along these visual corridors—i.e. stairs, bearing walls, structural columns, guardrails, built-in furniture and cabinetry– vary in density, color and texture. Light penetrates the interior of the residence at several locations. A series of stepped roofs, glazed walls, and clerestory windows broadcast light from multiple directions. Light and shadow—ephemeral and constantly changing effects–become palpable formal tools that enliven the more permanent and fixed elements of the design. Together, all of these components establish an effectively layered composition rich in visual and formal interest. Throughout the residence, the architects resourcefully take materials and contextually reposition them as design elements. Solar panels, conventionally relegated to a one-dimensional utilitarian application, define envelope, provide shelter and establish a distinctive architectural expression. Homosote, an acoustical panel made from recycled newspaper is palm-sanded and used as a finish material for custom cabinets. OSB (oriented strand board) a structural grade building material composed of leftover wood chips compressed together with high strength adhesive, becomes the primary flooring material where concrete is not used. Sanded, stained and sealed, the OSB floor paneling provides a cost effective and materially responsible alternative to hardwood. Materials are selected for both performance and aesthetic value. Metal stud construction replaces conventional wood framing. Recycled steel panels, solar powered in-floor radiant heating, high efficiency appliances and fixtures, and low v.o.c. paint replace less efficient materials. Decomposed granite and gravel hardscape, including a stormwater retention basin are used in place of concrete or stone. Unlike their impervious alternatives, these materials allow the ground to absorb water and in turn, mitigate urban run-off to the ocean. Drought tolerant xeriscaping compliments the textures and palette of the building while providing a low maintenance, aesthetically appealing.Save this picture!© Marvin RandProject gallerySee allShow less3x3x3 Taiwan Tower Competition / Broadway Malyan ArchitectsArticlesAtlantic City Holocaust Memorial / Amos Goldreich Architecture + Nekton StudioArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89749/solar-umbrella-brooks-scarpa Clipboard “COPY” Area:  1250 m² Photographslast_img read more

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House I / miya akiko architecture atelier

first_img Projects ArchDaily Structured Environment Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950212/house-i-miya-akiko-architecture-atelier Clipboard House I / miya akiko architecture atelier Year:  Structured Environment:ZO Consulting EngineersCity:OisoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. The house was designed for a couple who are around 50 years old. They wanted to make their final abode to spend their slow life with outdoor activities. In the beginning, they said they want to make a house like an old Japanese traditional house. But after my first presentation, they said, ” I have never imagined a house like this, but if it is possible, we want a house like this. In this house, we will always feel each other, not too tightly nor feeling alone and close to nature outside.“ By these words, I realized that this idea could be concerned fundamentally with the Japanese traditional house, even if it doesn’t look like a traditional house at all.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jin HosoyaThe Japanese traditional space is not separated firmly by walls and doors. When the sliding doors are opened, all rooms present in a layer all the way inside and become like a one-room. The site was on the vegetable farm where it was changing into the housing area. As it was a mixed context, I thought that it would be effective to build the house using not a linear line but like a ria shoreline to combine inside and outside, not to be realized clearly nor exactly the outline of the house. The 10 pieces of L-plan walls were put on the polar coordinate system like another work of mine “house K”. L-plan wall makes an external corner angle and internal angle in itself, making inside and outside at the same time treating both sides equally and reversible.Save this picture!© Jin HosoyaAnd the L-plan walls create many different perspectives and stacked various scenes continuously. The living in such kind of freestanding L-plan wall house may be very different from the other ordinary houses enclosed with the walls. In this “house I”, you could find a comfortable space in the corner of the walls —facing the fragmented scenery outside, always feeling the presence of others.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku-shaProject gallerySee allShow lessMeet Italian Furniture Specialists Gallotti&Radice’s Latest DesignsArticlesAdjoin Garden / July Cooperative CompanySelected Projects Share Area:  108 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Akiko Miya CopyHouses•Oiso, Japan Architects: miya akiko architecture atelier Area Area of this architecture project House I / miya akiko architecture atelierSave this projectSaveHouse I / miya akiko architecture atelier Yokomizo koumutencenter_img Photographs Save this picture!© Jin Hosoya+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Share Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950212/house-i-miya-akiko-architecture-atelier Clipboard Contractor: CopyAbout this officemiya akiko architecture atelierOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOisoOn FacebookJapanPublished on October 28, 2020Cite: “House I / miya akiko architecture atelier” 28 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?日本L型墙住宅 / 宮晶子建筑工作室是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Jin Hosoya, Shinkenchiku-sha 2009 “COPY” “COPY” Structural Engineer: Houseslast_img read more

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Black History Month Matters: Support WW

first_imgThe heroic Black Lives Matter movement is the latest chapter in the centuries-long struggle to end the brutal, genocidal history of racism, starting with slavery, that permeates every aspect of U.S. life. However, that continuing history of vicious oppression and criminal exploitation is not common knowledge today. That’s why Workers World makes a big deal of Black History Month, as we commemorate the many sacrifices and valiant struggles of African Americans from slavery to the present day to eradicate institutionalized racism, root and branch, in this country. But, as you know from reading this newspaper, Workers World doesn’t just cover the Black struggle one month a year. We write about it in depth all year, every year. Our coverage includes the racist poisoning of water in the majority African-American city of Flint, Mich., as well as the daily cop murders of Black and Brown people all around the country. We also expose the criminal injustice system that allows killer cops to walk free — like the one who arrested Sandra Bland in Texas and the one who executed 12-year-old Tamir Rice while he was playing with a toy gun in the park in Cleveland. Even if the cop who murdered Laquan McDonald in 2014 in Chicago was indicted, he might get a slap on the wrist like the cop who only served 11 months for killing Oscar Grant in Oakland in 2009 in cold blood.WW bases our weekly coverage of the ongoing Black struggle here, and the one in Africa to throw off imperialist chains, on the principle of self-determination: that oppressed people have the right to fight to end all forms of inequality and injustice — by any means necessary.If you appreciate that coverage and more, it’s time to join the Workers World Supporter Program. We established it in 1977 so readers could help us publish anti-racist, working-class truth and build the many campaigns needed to make qualitative, revolutionary change that crushes capitalism and ushers in socialism.Write checks to Workers World and mail them, with your name and address, to 147 W. 24th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011. Or donate online at workers.org/donate/. We are grateful for your help in building the revolutionary press in the U.S.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Long Live the spirit of Kent State and Jackson State!

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this May 4 and May 15, 2020, mark the 50th anniversaries of the murders of students at Kent State and Jackson State in the United States.  Many people are familiar with the National Guard shooting of students and protesters at Ohio’s Kent State University in 1970, which left four dead and nine injured, but they are less aware of the shootings at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., just 11 days later.  At Jackson State, two youths were murdered and 12 wounded.Solidarity with Kent State protesters after National Guard shootings, at the Massachusetts State House opposite Boston Common. Credit: Spencer Grant Collection/Boston Public LibraryTo this day, the reasons few people know about what happened at Jackson State are racism and national oppression.  All the students who were either killed or injured at Kent State were white; all the students who were shot at Jackson State were Black. As the late historian Howard Zinn pointed out about the Jackson State shootings on “Democracy Now!” in 2009: “It’s a common thing for [U.S.] history to ignore the things that happen to Black people.”How the National Guard was used to kill college studentsOn April 30, 1970, U.S. President Richard Nixon publicly announced plans to slaughter the peoples of Cambodia through a bombing campaign.  The very next day — which was coincidentally May Day — antiwar and anti-imperialist activists from all over the world responded in anger.  Students at Kent State were among those who took action.Hundreds of KSU students and professors who were opposed to the ongoing war against the Vietnamese revolution held an hour-long rally on campus, where they announced an even bigger protest on Monday, May 4.On the evening of May 1, many people partied downtown and the bars were busy.  At one point a bonfire was set on a downtown street. When the police showed up, several people threw beer bottles at the cruisers.  Kent Mayor LeRoy Satrom contacted Ohio Gov. Jim Rhodes, asking for assistance. The mayor declared a “state of emergency,” ordering the bars to be closed for the rest of the evening, which caused more resistance. Confrontations between the crowd and the police ensued.The next day, May 2, city and state officials contacted the Ohio National Guard, falsely arguing that all the people who were partying the night before were part of the antiwar movement. City and state officials also made up anti-communist lies about “outside agitators” coming into town to “start trouble.”That evening, the National Guard — which had been deployed days earlier against a Teamsters strike in nearby Akron — was given the order to invade Kent State and another demonstration was organized. Demonstrators chanted, “Out of the dorms, into the streets.” At some point the Reserve Officer Training Corps building was set ablaze. No one was ever arrested for burning down the ROTC building, and it is not clear whether it was set on fire by a courageous protester or an agent-provocateur. The National Guard arrived around 10 p.m.On May 3, the National Guard began to militarily occupy the campus and a curfew was set for those living on campus. Soldiers with guns were on the ground and helicopters were in the sky. Students made it clear to the National Guard that they were not welcome. It was on that day that Gov. Rhodes famously called the protesters, “Worse than the Brownshirts, and the Communist element, and also the night riders and the vigilantes. They’re the worst type of people that we harbor in ‘America.’” (Cleveland.com, May 2)People once again gathered at noon on May 4 at what is known as the “Victory Bell.” There were an estimated 2,000 demonstrators — three times the number that had previously convened, despite every attempt by the school administration to stop the demonstration. A confrontation between protesters and the Guard ensued outside Taylor Hall. The “tin soldiers” opened fire, stealing the lives of 19-year-old Allison Krause, 20-year-old Jeffrey Miller, 20-year-old Sandra Scheuer and 19-year-old William Schroeder, while shooting and wounding 9 others.Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller were the only two slain who had participated in the demonstration. Krause was a supporter of the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and Miller was active with the KSU branch of Students for a Democratic Society. Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder were simply walking to class.The murders at KSU led to student strikes and protests on college campuses across the country.Philip Gibbs, James Earl Green were murdered by racist police on May 15, 1970, at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.Police gunned down African-American students at Jackson StateEleven days after the murders at Kent State, police opened fire on students at Jackson State College (now Jackson State University) in Jackson, Miss. JSC was an Historically Black College and University. In the spring of 1970, students there were also protesting U.S attacks on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and the brutal bigotry they experienced in Jackson — a town named after U.S. President Andrew Jackson, an enforcer of slavery as well as genocide against Indigenous nations.In the 1960s, Mississippi was a hotbed of terrorist Ku Klux Klan activity, openly connected to the police and state politicians. In 1964, three Civil Rights workers — James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner — were brutally murdered by the Klan and members of the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department in Philadelphia, Miss., 70 miles northeast of Jackson.On May 14, a false rumor spread throughout Jackson that Civil Rights activist and Fayette Mayor Charles Evers and his wife, Nannie Laurie, had been murdered. The rumor was believable because in 1963, Charles’ younger brother, Medgar, was assassinated by Klan member Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson. Both Charles and Medgar Evers were highly respected leaders of the Mississippi NAACP.That evening, JSC students carried out a justified rebellion on Lynch Street against what they believed to be another racist murder in Mississippi. Lynch Street was symbolic as it was named after Reconstruction-era State Rep. John Roy Lynch. Some 75 Jackson Police units, along with the Mississippi State Highway Patrol, were dispatched to suppress the rebellion.Police stormed the campus to disband another gathering of angry protesters at a five-story women’s dormitory, Alexander Hall. Just after midnight on May 15, the police indiscriminately opened fire on the dormitory, killing Phillip Lafayette Gibbs, 21, and James Earl Green, 17, and injuring 12 others.Phillip Lafayette Gibbs was a junior at JSC, a husband and the father of an 18-month-old child. James Earl Green, a senior at nearby Jim Hill High School, was on his way home after a shift at a local grocery store. As Green’s sister, Gloria Green McCray, once said about her brother’s murder, “He was just an innocent bystander, but they (the police) were given orders to murder anything Black that moved.” (Democracy Now!, May 10, 2010)Workers World reported on Jackson State murders when others did not!The four murders at Kent State have always gotten more attention than the two at Jackson State — even among white “progressive” circles — despite being equally horrendous. In the May 21, 1970, issue, Workers World newspaper called out the hypocrisy of the “liberal” wing of the U.S. ruling class and the middle-class layers of the antiwar movement:“The war against Black America and the war against Indochina are both genocidal wars against colonized people. But while there is a ‘loyal opposition’ within the imperialist establishment to the war in Indochina, there is no such opposition to the war at home. Where were McGovern, Kennedy, et al., when the bullets cut into the backs of Blacks in Jackson and Augusta? Certainly, these murders are as vicious as the murders at Kent State.  But these ‘liberals’ didn’t call a press conference to denounce the murders.  They didn’t run to be photographed with grief stricken Black families or ask Black people to come to Washington. … They want to limit their ‘loyal opposition’ to the war in Indochina — a tactic they hope will get them votes.“For similar motives, these ‘doves’ used the murders at Kent State for their own political ends. … And so they shed crocodile tears and called for an end to the violence — but they didn’t call for an end to the violence of the cops, the storm troopers of the ruling class.“Why? Because there is no loyal opposition to war against Black America — it folded up after the Civil Rights Movement, when the ruling class decided they were not going to give Black people equality, because the class interests of the imperialists were too intimately tied up with racism and the subjugation of Black people.”Youth Against War and Fascism — the youth wing of Workers World Party in 1970 — participated in the student strikes following the Kent State shootings, as well as in actions following the Jackson State murders. YAWF proudly carried banners that read, “Avenge the Kent State Four” and “Racist Ruling Class Wanted for Murder at Jackson State.”U.S. state-sanctioned murderers let off the hook No one was ever charged, let alone apprehended, for the killings at Kent and Jackson State. In 1971, the state of Ohio held a grand jury regarding the Kent State shootings and issued a report exonerating the National Guard. State officials in Mississippi gave it even less consideration and did not take any type of action against the murderous police.Just a few days before the Kent State shootings, Nixon called campus antiwar protesters “bums” (New York Times, May 2, 1970) and refused to apologize afterwards. Local newspapers in both Kent and Jackson featured articles and editorials that vilified the demonstrators, blaming them for their own deaths.To this day, many people in Kent and Jackson are still demanding justice, which is long overdue. Bullet holes that can still be found on a metal sculpture outside Taylor Hall at Kent State and on Alexander Hall at Jackson State are painful reminders of the state-sanctioned murders.Since the shootings, there have been many more struggles on both campuses. On May 5, Alan Canfora, one of the nine wounded survivors from the Kent State shootings, reminisced on the events with Workers World on Facebook, stating, “Our 1970 anti-war insurrection was so powerful in Kent — only bullets could silence our passionate voices of youth.”In 1977, revolutionaries and activists held a militant demonstration at Kent State to defy the construction of the Gym Annex building. The protest assembled across from Taylor Hall where some events took place.  Demonstrators occupied the location for 60 days, which became known as “Tent City.”  Many socialist organizations, including the Cleveland branch of Workers World Party, participated in Tent City. Several protesters were arrested, including Sandra Scheuer’s parents, Martin and Sarah Scheuer.From 2001 until 2008, the author of this article participated in several activities against the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq at Kent State.  On May 4, 2003, a permitted antiwar march was planned, but the administration arbitrarily took the permit away. Organizers decided to defy the administration. As the march started to move off campus, we were met with Kent State and Kent City police in riot gear. There were also helicopters in the sky, just as there were in 1970. Thirteen people were arrested that day and some were severely brutalized.Since the horrendous shootings 50 years ago, a slogan that has always stood the test of time is: “Long Live the Spirit of Kent and Jackson State!”Grotewohl is a Kent State University graduate who participated in many antiracist and antiwar activities from 2001 through 2008. 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Clare County Council seeking approval to designate the University of Limerick…

first_imgAdvertisement Nearly €40,000 allocated to combat illegal dumping in Limerick WhatsApp Previous articleFirearm seized at Limerick train stationNext articleLimerick writer Barney Sheehan passes away Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Facebook Email Twitter University of Limerick awards seven students with Access Scholarships Awards Traffic measures for Meelick center_img The main building at the University of LimerickClare County Council is seeking Government approval to designate the University of Limerick (UL) campus in County Clare and the hinterland of the campus as an economic development zone with the capacity to generate 3,500 jobs.Elected Members and the Clare County Council Economic Development SPC today backed the South Clare Economic Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) proposal, which has been targeted and zoned in successive Clare County Development Plans.The Local Authority says the SDZ will be Europe’s first 21st Century  University Town providing for a full range of  living, working, amenity, social, cultural and recreational spaces integrated witha range of University facilities, including teaching, lear-ning and research.  The SDZ also will include the redevelopment and integration of the Errinagh canal, thereby providing the final inland waterway link between Lough Erne in County Fermanagh and Limerick City as well as the Shannon Estuary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara, commented, “I welcome the fact that Clare County Council is working in close collaboration with the University of Limerick and other agencies in the delivery of an Economic Strategic Development Zone for South Clare.”“The establishment of a SDZ at this strategic location will be a catalyst for the further economic and social development of Ireland in line with national and regionalpolicy, including the ‘National Planning Framework –  Ireland 2040’ and ‘Limerick 2030 – An Economic and Spatial Plan for Limerick’,” said Pat Dowling, Chief Executive of Clare County Council.The SDZ site comprises the land area located north and east of the existing University campus in County Clare, bounded on its north by the corridor of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road and on its west by the Errinagh Canal.University of Limerick President, Dr Des Fitzgerald, commented, “University of Limerick is delighted to support Clare County Council’s application to Government for the establishment of this Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) adjacent to the north campus of the university. UL works closely with both Clare County Council and Limerick City and County Council to fulfil its strategic development responsibilities in the Mid West. This designation would position UL as the first university to participate in an economic SDZ, complementing our longstanding commitment to the economic development of our region.”Clare County Council will submit a formal application to Government for the designation of the South Clare Economic Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) in the coming weeks. If the application is successful, a detailed masterplan for the area will be developed by the Local Authority, in conjunction with UL, local landowners and other stakeholders.More about education here. Print NewsEducationClare County Council seeking approval to designate the University of Limerick campusBy Staff Reporter – April 10, 2018 2863 UL seeks people for physical activity study in Limerick University of Limerick unveil unique underwater robot RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSClare County CouncilDr. Des FitzgearldEconomic Developmentlocal authorityMayor Tom McNamaraUniversity of Limerick Limerick farmer led Gardaí to stolen property with €11 tracking devicelast_img read more

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Hogan wants Donegal County Council to build more local authority housing

first_img Facebook Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hogan wants Donegal County Council to build more local authority housing Twitter News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The environment minister says he wants county and city councils to start building more local authority housing.Phil Hogan says councils stopped building homes in the Celtic Tiger years, handing responsibility to private builders.But he says the current waiting lists for council housing are too long – and the government is spending too much on rent assistance and other schemes.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/15hogaCOuncil.mp3[/podcast] Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Previous articleMissing Drumquin woman spotted near ClonmanyNext articleFlooding forces the Central Library in Letterkenny to close News Highland By News Highland – July 12, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

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